Enfrijoladas (Black Beans Enfrijolada)


At my home in London I always cooked Mexican breakfast in the weekends, I love to do it because my children and my husband love to eat Mexican food, I tent to cook everything from scratched, but sometimes when I don’t have a lot of time I like to cut corners and do something quick, this is the case of my enfrijoladas.
Enfrijoladas are very similar to enchiladas, but instead of using a sauce made with chilies, you use a sauce made with beans. When I make this recipe I usually use beans in a tin, easy to prepare and delicious.

This enfrijoladas can be eaten with eggs as you see in the picture or by themselves garnish with some fresh cheese, sour cream, chopped coriander and avocado slices.

Serves 4

Prep 15 min

Cook 15 min


  • Tin of Biona organic black beans or two cups of
  • Rapeseed oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 small clove garlic finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 warm corn tortillas

To serve with

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Chopped coriander
  • Avocado slices
  • Green salsa 


In a sauce pan put 3 tbsp of oil to heat, add the onion and garlic and fry for 3 min, stirring constantly then add the tin of beans and cook for 5 min, add salt to taste, when they are hot, blend them with a hand blender until you get a sauce consistency. The sauce has to be very smooth and runny.

In the meantime put 50 ml oil to Heat in a frying pan on medium heat, when the oil is very hot, fry each tortilla, separately, one minute each side and then put the tortilla in the bean sauce, take it out and fold it in half. Put two enfrijoladas in a plate. You can pour some of the bean sauce on top.

To finish the plate, garnish them with sour cream, fresh feta, chopped coriander and avocado slices and if you want to make it into a breakfast for champions have them with your favourite eggs and spicy salsa like I did in the picture. I assure you, you will love them!


  • You can Biona bean in any major supermarket. Please make sure they are black beans as they flavour is more intense and silky.
  • My corn tortillas I buy them in whole food market or coolchile.co.uk




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